Friday TeaDay 8/15/08 Coffee vs. Tea

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How much coffee in relation to tea do you consume currently?

100% tea. You are perfect!
90% tea/10% coffee. Almost perfect!
80% tea/20% coffee. You are nearing perfection!
70% tea/30% coffee. You are on the right forum, congrats!
60% tea/40% coffee. Come on, give up the bean!
50% tea/50% coffee. You want to be saved, right?
40% tea/60% coffee. You can be saved!
No votes
30% tea/70% coffee. You are beyond hope!
No votes
20% tea/80% coffee. You just like to hang around Tea people?
No votes
10% tea/90% coffee. You know this is TeaChat, right?
No votes
0% tea/100% coffee. Why are you even reading this?
No votes
Total votes: 56

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Friday TeaDay 8/15/08 Coffee vs. Tea

by Chip » Aug 15th, '08, 04:09

Yesterday, TeaChatters were pretty evenly split on whether they were TeaObject collectors or not. You can still vote and discuss this topic.

Welcome one and all to TeaDay, Friday style. Perhaps we should declare it a TeaRoom day since it is Friday. Well, let's brew and share what is in our cups today, all day!

Today's TeaPoll was suggested many TeaDays ago by Augie. I can see her scratching her head trying to remember this. How much coffee in relation to tea do you consume currently? Has this changed drastically over the last year?

I am looking forward to sharing TeaDay with everyone. Bottoms up!
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by olivierco » Aug 15th, '08, 04:10

No coffee at all for me.

This morning, Yunnan golden tips.

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by Chip » Aug 15th, '08, 04:14

In addtion, if you drink coffee, do you have a coffee preference?

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by Trey Winston » Aug 15th, '08, 04:23

I probably drink about a cup of coffee a week on average, mainly when I'm visiting someone. Really strong espresso is my favorite.

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by Jack_teachat » Aug 15th, '08, 04:27

I tend to only drink coffee when I'm out, but saying that I do have a box of coffee filters in the house which I occasionally have, usually when we do an English cooked breakfast. What I drink depends what mood I am in, sometimes fancy something milky and have a Cap or Latte, and sometimes I just fancy a good tall brew. I will also often have an espresso to follow a meal in a restaurant. No tea as of yet but will have some Yunnan Gold after I've washed up! Jack :D

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by omegapd » Aug 15th, '08, 04:35

I have made my own coffee 3 times this year. I've probably had about 10 cups total. This has been a total turn-around for me. When I gave up alcoholic drinks, I turned from wine and rum tasting to coffee and tea and both became a huge part of my life.

My favorite coffee is pretty much anything with Colombian beans...

Going for a second steep of shu this morning.

Happy Friday, everyone-


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by laran7 » Aug 15th, '08, 05:28

I drink one cup of French Roast every morning with cream and sugar - I'm used to it and it "officially" wakes me up. I've been bored with it for quite a while; I'm not dedicated to giving it up - but its pretty utilitarian. I've looked for tea that would be
a substitute - but can't seem to find one to stick with. Moroccan Mint, Darjeeling are possibilities. Something strong with taste and caffeine.

When I'm with friends we have tea. Tea just seems/is more social , coffee sends the messege "gotta go, lets get to work." (In other words, "I'm busy, what am I doing sitting here with you?")

The ambiance is all different.

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by augie » Aug 15th, '08, 06:14


Oh, no, it's 6:10 a.m. and no Salsero. Hope you're OK pictureman.

I have two cups of coffee every morning to wake up and then I switch to tea. Currently, we are working on Illy Expresso Roast. I usually buy coffee from a local Costco where they roast their beans on site. IN Marsh stores also roast their own coffee in some stores. I will never give up coffee, no need to. I also drink other beverage in addition to tea.

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by Selaphiel » Aug 15th, '08, 06:47

100% tea for me, I don't handle the acidity of coffee very well :?

Having some Darjeeling first flush Risheehat for lunch.

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by CynTEAa » Aug 15th, '08, 07:53

Pretty funny poll, Chip! :)

Probably less than 1% coffee for me. Once in a great while I'll have a cup.

Yunnan Gold this morning. Happy Friday everyone!

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by Grubby » Aug 15th, '08, 08:20

I voted 90/10%
Actually Coffe is what got me into tea.

I was kind of addicted to coffee but changed to tea because so big amounts of coffee was bad for my health.

I still like coffee and will brew a nice big pot a couple of times a month.
Beans from Java are my favorite. I don't make them myself, but i buy whole beans and grind them myself.
It has been some weeks since the last time i had coffee and all this talk about it kind of makes me crave it so i might have to make a pot today :twisted:

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by hop_goblin » Aug 15th, '08, 08:40

I enjoy an occasional cuppa of coffee

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by henley » Aug 15th, '08, 08:59

Perfect person here! Image I have never liked coffee or anything that smells or tastes like it.
augie wrote:Oh, no, it's 6:10 a.m. and no Salsero. Hope you're OK pictureman.
It's almost 9:00am & still no picture from Sal... Very unusual.
laran7 wrote: I've looked for tea that would be a substitute - but can't seem to find one to stick with. Something strong with taste and caffeine.
Have you tried Adagio's Golden Monkey? Don't know how it compares to coffee but the flavor is very rich.

Organic Monk's Blend w/bfast this morning. Will see what tea the rest of the day holds. Have a good one! :D

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by lastcoyote » Aug 15th, '08, 09:09

ok...don't hate me. but i'm well in to my coffee.
get it delivered freshly roasted the day before from a highly regarded coffee roaster in the UK... Has Bean Coffee
only stocks speciality coffee...single origin, cup of excellence winning coffees etc.

a favourite of mine is 'Brazil Cachoeira Canario Dried on Screen 07-08 crop' or a good yemen comes to mind.
also currently really enjoying current crop of 'Honduras La Fortuna Cup of Excellence' - very yummy! :)

depending on my mood and time of day and what type of beans i have in, i use either my espresso machine, cona vac pot, aeropress or french press to make my coffee.

i tend to find the people who don't like coffee...haven't actually tried proper coffee. even pre-ground so called 'fresh' coffee isn't what i'd call 'proper coffee'. freshly roasted beans and a quality grinder are essential.

i could go on....but who wants that aye :D

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by Beanbean » Aug 15th, '08, 10:03

I don't drink coffee.